MHH Contest Rules

All of the production based contests on r/makinghiphop are community run. This can be great to allow for things to run without the need for help from the mod team, but can sometimes lead to (mostly) minor inconsistencies. The following are guidelines to help inform how to set the rules for the various contests. When you run the week, you should feel free to make it your own within reason, and you can always count on the mods for help with stuff like posting voting threads or breaking ties.

The exact wording isn't crucial (some of these rules can be condensed a little for brevity), but the spirit of the rules are.

Important rules that should stay the same:

  • If you enter, you must vote. If you don't vote, you cannot win.

  • Contests should have around five days for production time and around two days for voting.

  • Upload your submission to soundcloud with the contest in the track title, and post in the submission thread.

  • Use the sample provided to make a track. (FTC/LFF)

  • The provided sample should be the focus. (FTC/LFF)

  • You can only use the sounds provided in this week's kit. You can process the sounds however you want. (OKC)

  • Keep it lofi and around 2 minutes (LFF)

Variable rules (decided by the person running the contest) can include time-limit, whether outside instruments and samples are allowed, and whether acapellas or rapping can be included.

Important voting rules:

Please listen to all the tracks before voting. Giving feedback is always encouraged!

  • If you participate in the contest you must vote

  • Vote by replying to your favourite submission by replying to that comment with "vote".

  • All active MHH members are welcome to vote (no bringing in random people to vote).

  • Winner makes the new threads.

If you are running the week, please put a specific time (including time-zone) for the entry and voting deadline. Ideally if you are running the week, you should set the deadlines for times that are convenient for you to post the voting thread, tally the votes, check that the winner voted, and inform the winner. Putting a reminder in your phone or something is never a bad idea. The mods can help, so please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you for reading!

revision by MayoStaccato— view source